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-- reloaded and we have another huge batch of rain trying to come in our direction later tonight. first stop, the local live radar. you can see much of the area in this has let up and there are a lot of warnings and watches on there. there were stronger thunderstorms to the west and those have weakened, they're moving to the north rapidly in about 30 miles per hour and down to our south. look at that area south of fredericksburg. all of that is moving from south to north and heading in this direction. you will get a better idea of what i'm talking about when we look at true view. there is a wider picture there and there is one more area of low pressure, which we believe is a remnant low that is tropical storm nicole and that is getting ready to push ashore in wilmington and that is going to ride up the 95 coor door again -- corridor again and bring us additional rain and i'm talking about an additional one to three inches of rain later tonight and imbedded in that stretch of moisture. we could have some thunderstorms, which could rotate.
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first and foremost, we had a lot of flooding and the flash flood warning has just been expanded. it now goes until 10:45 and this is for most of our area, but it does not include the district of columbia, prince georges county or charles. that is because you haven't had as much rain as everyone else, but we'll let you know if you get added to that. in addition to the flash flood warning, which, by the way, means flooding is occurring in many of the areas, we have a tornado watch. earlier today, there were some spinning thunderstorms. we have no reports of touchdowns but the tornado watch goes until 7:00. that is not for the whole area, though, but it includes prince georges county, ann arundel, calvert, charles and saint maries and points to the south and east from there. the reason that you're included in that is because there is a front right along there and we believe that the best access of that tropical moisture is going to reid up and along the areas. yes, you're going to get the heavy rain and also the
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possibility of thunderstorms that could get weak tornados. how much rain have we had around the region? in general, the farther west you g the lighter amounts we have had, a 2- to four-inch in the area and we have had a real jackpot, along and west of the chesa peek bay with annapolis reporting from 4 to 8 inches of rain and more on the way. do what you can to prepare now. i'll have an outlook of timing for later tonight and we'll look ahead to drier days. they're in the forecast, brian, and we could use them. >> the high water creating dangerous situations in some spots n. annandale, the water poured over tobin road, trapping one person in the car and that driver managed to get out safely. they covered brownsville road and vienna. water is spilling some of the streets there and bob barnard continues live in a napis is -- annapolis and what
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is happening where you are. >> reporter: the water is rising and they expecting more and perhaps the mostence is hurricane isabel. the water is up and the water is high and they're expecting it's getting higher perhaps as we go to the left here and you will see some completely over this wall and into that street where there is water right now. the people who have lied through this in the past say some of the water is the sewer overflowing and we're heading here to talk to mr. storm who has, for three decades, owned an ice cream shop here and mr. storm is here. we have sand bags but you're concerned. you think the water could go over the bags, right? >> reporter: a little worried about it and we have seven more hours to go before high tide. we're nervous. >> and you don't think that is
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enough? and in the city, we talked to the mayor and they expecting the second batch of sand bags and you were saying you're screaming to the police earlier, bring more sand bags. >> right. >> and you don't think that you have enough already? >> reporter: think we're going to be -- the mayor, this mayor is far better than the previous one and this guy is working harder to get him to us. i think i'll have enough by the time the time comes, by the time it's up there, i think i will have enough. i'm optimistic now. >> you're expecting the worse flooding in seven years? >> since isabel, yes. lord willing it won't be that bad. right now, we'll wait and see and sit it out. >> good luck, mr. storm. >> thank you. >> and his business and others along here are closed and high tide is expected at 7:30. i'm on the sidewalk going to the curb and show them to the left here, other businesses put sandbags and these shops are
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closed right now and others have been able to stay open and we have seen every 15 minutes or so another group of mid- shipment from the nearby naval academy jog through and there is more rain coming through and high tide at 11:30 and so, we haven't seen the worse of it yet. >> is the city trying to make more sandbags available to businesses and home owners? >> they have. we spoke to the mayor, at 6:00, they're going to have a second batch. they had a big trailer full and went like that. some of the businesses have them and i will let you go to the right here and to show you. this is underwater and mr. storm said he was mark, the water was rising -- he was measuring, the water was rising every half hour. do the math.
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if this continues with the wind blowing, more rain coming, high tide at 11:30 tonight and -- >> all right, bob barnard, thank you very much for the information live from annapolis. investigators trying to determine whether the rain was partly to blame for metro bus crash that injured 8 students this morning and they were on the way to montgomery blair high school when it happened after 7 and one bus slammed into the back of another. the principal said that the injuries were not serious and the school's staff to the got a look at what happened. >> the staff here including an assistant principal and team were present. >> the parents were calm. we have not talked to the students and allowed them to be transported to the hospital for an investigation and the check. >> the injuries were mostly bumps and bruises and two others were unhurt and walked to school where that were checked out to make sure. we're following a
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developing story in georgetown. the hunt is on right now for four suspects. this happened in front of the bb&t bank at wisconsin avenue and o street. wisdom martin is live with the latest. wisdom? >> reporter: police got the call before 2:30 this afternoon in georgetown and here at the bb&t bank. the truck was parked in front of the bank. we're told that four suspects and a black dodge magnum pulled up in front of the car and opened the door and got out rock the guards. one of the suspect his a weapon, ran up to one of the guards, had a gun, pointed it to the neck, there was a struggle, took the guard's gun, took the money and got back in the car and all four drove off and we're told that the suspect with the gun and the others had on gray hoods and something covering their faces and a short time ago, we had a chance to talk to the police about
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this. >> well, that is very concerning. this is a very brazen act in broad daylight, as you can see and this is a heavily travelled area with foot and vehicular traffic and this is pretty brazen. >> reporter: there are's number of cameras in the area. police are in the process of look at the cameras to see if any of this was caught on video and was told 45 minutes to an hour ago, they found the car and did not find the suspects and they still searching for the suspect at this time. the good news is that there were no injuries. back to you. >> we'll have more on fox 5 news at 10. one of metra board members was hurt trying to catch a train today. bill yule is the metro board member and the mayor of alexandrea. he flipped on the platform. he reportedly now has ligament damage and a kneecap out of place and will require surgery.
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there are new questions about the safety of highway overpasses in our area after the charter bus went off and i- 270 overpass last night. turns out that a government report, specifically up in baltimore recently, called for better designs as far back as six years ago. tom fitzgerald is in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: this afternoon, the montgomery county police released the 911 calls and as this gets underway, traffic safety experts are calling for new barriers to be installed. 911 callers detail the early minutes of the bus cast is or the i-270 spur. >> a camper or a bus went over the bridge above it and landed on 270 north. >> a commuter bus hit the guard rail and slipped off of the hov overpass on the 70. >> reporter: while highway overpasses are vital parts, traffic safety experts say they
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need to be made safer. >> this is what we're warning about. >> reporter: john townsend of aaa said higher barriers and re- enforced fencing are needed to keep vehicles from plunges off of overpass gees. this is a great concern and will remain a concern will come until they're heightened and strengthened. there is a recommendation that they could be razed as high as 54-inches and this will prevent them from going over. >> reporter: february 2008, thousands were stranded on the springfield interchange flyovers when ice storms froze the overpasses, causing a ripple effect of accidents. in april of 2006, a man was killed when a tractor-trailer overturned on the i-270 spur and the load of wood fell down on to the outer loop of the beltway and land ing on a car and in january 2004, four people were killed when a tanker truck carrying flammable liquids plunged off an overpass
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on interstate i-95 near baltimore and landed on i-95 and exploding in the process. >> you see all of these situations not improved and because of budget restraints, chances are they won't be improved. >> reporter: the national transportation safety board's report on the 2004 baltimore tanker truck crash cited the success area cause of the disaster as an outdated design. >> stopped on the middle of the bridge on the 270 as you come from 495. >> reporter: this time, what ntsb recommends after thursday's crash may not be known for some sometime and typically, can take up to a year for the ntsb to issue the reports. a spokesperson told us today that they're working with federal authorities on this investigation and the first big piece is the autopsy report on the driver. investigators are trying to figure out if he suffered a medical emergency like the heart attack before the accident occurred. >> a car went crashing through
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the glass window of a popeye's restaurant. happened on 16th street at 2:30. damion rodriguez, a fox 5 viewer was eating there when it happened. the man was driving and the wife was in the car and there were no injuries and we want to remind you, if you see breaking -- break news, take a picture and send it to us. parents, listen up. fisher-price is recalling more than 10 million products everything from tricycle to toys and high chairs. and iphone owners, beware. a crime alert across the region tonight, putting you at risk next. keep it here. fox 5 news at 5 is getting started.
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 my dad is the supervisor of a train station and my mom's a teacher. my dad's an auto technician. my mom's a receptionist. i'm not sure i would have been able to afford college without the tuition freeze. while tuition in other states is rising out of reach... governor o'malley made the tough choice to freeze tuition. he made my dream of going to college into a reality. i'm the first in my family to go to college. my brother and i never would have been able to afford college. even though times were tough... governor o'malley kept his promise. there's never a doubt... there's never a doubt whose side he's on. martin o'malley... moving maryland forward.
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>> an update on what appears to be a growing danger. robbers are targeting smartphone users. we talking to a victim who
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nas here with -- fought back. matt ackland has more. >> reporter: we told but the source crime that is happening too often. they have taken place in chinatown, georgetown and in shaw. today, we met a man who had his phone taken while he was riding the metro it was 3:00 on a thursday afternoon. patrick skelly was riding the red line and admits he was zoned out and playing a game. >> after a long, hard day, all you want to do is to have fun and play your ipods. >> reporter: the trouble started when the train came to a stop and the doors opened up at the dupont circle metro station. >> and the kid came up and took the phone like this. >> reporter: patrick said the teenager was not alone. in fact, six others ran off the train with him and so did patwreck. he grabbed the boy who snatched
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his hone phone on the flatform. their friends were there to help. >> and one of the kids jumped up on me. i got kicked in the mouth. >> reporter: iphone and other smartphone robberies are on the rise. replacing one of these can cost customers up to $500. we found listing after listing for used smart phones online and police say in some cases, smartphone users are conned into handing over the phone. >> do you mind if i make a phone call and take off running. >> reporter: in patrick's case, he was able to wrestle the phone out of the pocket and with the help of an employee, hold him there for police. and in most cases, the police say the expensive phones are along gone in seconds. >> and they're probably working in packs, you know, like the intimidation factor that they use to do what they can to get what they want. >> reporter: what can you do to help police if this happens to
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you? police don't recommend chasing the person who snatches it and said it's not worth losing your life. there is tracking software that you can have placed on your smartphone and that uses gps technology if it's taken. >> reporter: thank you, matt. a soggy day out there. >> and when i opened the door. yeah. >> going to be bundled up, sue palka, and we wanted it to be cold outside and they were sweating and wet. >> and you have to have something with the rain coming down. cancel the trip to the caribbean, it's come to you and we have 12 more hours of caribbean air and we have to start with the rain totals. check this out. we saw up to six inches, this is doppler indicated and we have from four to 8 inches along the west side of the bay and i'm talking to saint mary's
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city and all the way up. lesser amounts, you get to winchester and front royal, it's an inch to an inch and a half and in the metro area, two to three inches and the big rain totals on the west side of the chesapeake bay, why when we go to true view, we're concerned at what we're seeing for later and have another wave or area of low pressure that is going to track up on the warm front and it will pull the warm front closer to the bay as it marches northward and it will funnel the heavy rain. another one to three inches possible. more details with the full forecast in moments. >> all right, sue. our team coverage of the wet weather continues now with fox 5s paul wagner who has been on storm patrol through the day. paul. >> reporter: this is behind me, where it's overflowed the banks here and we're off the east- west driveway and this is over here. when we arrived a couple of
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hours ago, this was raging across the road and people who were walking had come through here. it's been a word weather day and lots of rain would fall for five, 10 minutes and then it would slow and the winds would pick up and earlier, we thought it was odd and that took place on rhode island avenue. just before noon today, as the rain was coming down in buckets, a half dozen motorists found themselves stranded under the metro yale overpass. >> in -- metro rail overpass. >> and exponentially, all the water let it up. >> reporter: bernice clark and williams, grandmother and grandson, had quite a scare. both were yelling for help as the water gebegan to pour into their car. >> you couldn't see how to get to the bridge. >> how are you? >> it was that -- raining that
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hard. and we didn't know the water kept coming and by the time -- on the hill, the water was coming so fast and it was taking me under. >> i guess it was a big burst underneath the tunnel where the water started coming in the car and it took awhile for me to get her out of the car because she was scared. i understand she would be scared. the water was coming to the top. >> reporter: williams said one good samaritan dared to go into the water to answer the calls for help and neighbors say the underpass floods in heavy rain. >> and the waters. flooded out here several times like this. >> reporter: by early afternoon, the rain eased some and that is mostly drizzle. the wind picked up knocking down trees and this came out of glenn brooke. rock creek overflowed the banks in low-lying areas, closing off
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some roads mainly along beach drive and sue was talking about the tropical temperatures out here and there is no way that i would wear the jacket if it was not wet out here. it's very warm. back to you in the studio. >> thank you very much. are you ready for it? hundreds of thousands of people are expected to descend on the district this weekend. >> we have everything you need to know ahead of the major rally on the mall at 5:30.
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland.  for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer
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funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. >> the eagles fans circled october 3rd on the calendar when the nfl schedule was released. sunday, the former eagles quarterback, now redskins quarterback, mcnabb, will return to philly the first time as the enemy. dave feldman has more. >> reporter: in an informal survey, the concensus was that donovan mcnabb won't receive a nice welcome when he returns to the links on sunday afternoon on fox. he was not all received well
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when he played there. he played a total of 148 games with philadelphia, a six-time pro bowler and led philly to 5 nfc games. he leaves the franchise in attempts, completions, yards and touchdowns and sunday, he will play against the former team the first time. so how does he expect to be received by the phil faithful? -- philly faithful? >> hopefully cheers, you know and i do know that. 11 years have been great. it's been 11 great years and, you know, i mean you couldn't expect me to go out and get booed, do you? >> they will probably boo him. they boo everyone up there. it will be interesting, but, we'll probably hear a lot of boos. >> they boo everybody, boo santa claus and the tooth ferry -- tooth fairy. it's going to be hostile and fun, though. >> it will be that. at 6, the close relationship
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between mcnabb and new eagles starting quarterback michael vick. >> thanks. a nationwide recall forcing stores to yank children's medicine from store shelves. >> >> tonight, some of the popular products are coming back. and maryland drivers pulling the plug. if you're shopping for ways to make your phone hands free. the fox 5 money team is doing the comparison shopping for you. next. 
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words alone aren't enough.
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our job is to listen and find ways to help workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. we'll keep restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. i'm gonna be here until we make this right.
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>> rallies on the mall scheduled lately and there is one scheduled for this saturday, not supposed to be funny. hundreds of thousands of people for the one nation working together march. karen gray houston is live in the newsroom with what this is about. >> reporter: this march is being organized by civil rights leaders, union leaders, peace activists, celebrities and sports figures and that rally and cry is to help put america
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back to work and there are remarket events all over the country. today, local leaders in d.c. got on board. >> reporter: there is quite a history of marching on washington. martin luther king's 1963 rally to social justice is one that stands out. the income follows the million- man march with glen beck's restoring honor rally. on the same day as al sharpton's march to reclaim the dream. now comes the one nation working together march. >> we have more than 1600 buses confirmed. >> reporter: the head of the naacp joins the city council members, union activists and others to make an appeal to city residents to come on out saturday and sunday a message to congress, no matter who controls the house and senate after the mid-term elections. >> the obstructionism the u.s. senate hasn't all been republicans. there have been democrats who have dug in and who have kept
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important jobs bills from getting through. >> reporter: they say the march will be diverse, blacks, whites, asians, hispanics and not just about jobs. >> we see this as focussing on issue ising -- issues that affect everyone. unemployment affects everyone in the district of columbia. public education should be available to everybody. we are exited to stress the latino community the need for latino and immigrant workers to join with the rest of the coalition. >> reporter: this comes as the nation is gearing up for another big rally at the end of october. daily show host jon stewart is planning a so-called restoring sanity rally. webs publisher aryaa huffington promised to bus in supporters. >> having -- and broadway. the bus will be there and we'll take you with us. >> is that true? [ applause ] >> reporter: so there is a lot of buzz about that rally and a
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separate keep fear alive rally and they're poking funs at politicians. saturday's one nation march is a serious call for public attention to the plight of americans during the hard times. >> thank you. with d.c.'s electricity being more reliable, the lines are underground and district council is holding a hearing. the underground lines present fewer problems during storms like last winter's blizzards. pepco has one of the lowest reliability ratings in the country. we have a fox 5 consumer alert that could save the life of your child. the consumer product safety commission has announceed a massive recall by fisher-price, explaining the dangers earlier today on fox 5 morning news. take a listen. >> fisher-price, four different products, children's products, the largest believing 7 million trikes and this is that trike. >> huh,. >> the problem there was an ignition key here protruding up. little girls were getting
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injured, six injuries ofgenital injuries here when they were sitting on or falling on the key. this is the inflatable ball toy. there is a variety of styles and this is one example being recalled. hazard is the valve can completely detach here. this plastic valve. >> uh-huh. >> and can be a choking hazard to children and this is a little people's wheelie ramp in play and the hazard is the wheels can detach and become a choking hazard. >> a high chair is included in the new recall. go to and click on consumer under the money tab to see all the details and to learn about a new warning to stop using infant sleep positioners. five months after johnson & johnson recalled the children's over-the-counter pain and cold medications, they will be back in store next week. officials say limited amounts will be available and they won't say which one specifically will be for sale.
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they were recalled in april for possible bacterial contamination and the presence of small metal parts. a lot of drivers are waiting until the last minute to comply with maryland's new hands-free driving law and melanieal inwick is breaking down the options and prices. >> reporter: in maryland, it's time to put down the phone and pick up a hands-free device. >> the law is coming and people procrastinate. >> reporter: the quickest fix is a wired headset, cheap, $15 and easy. the audio quality and the wire itself, though, are minuses. for phones with blue shooting -- tooth, wireless headsets offer lots of choices. >> when they first launched, it was easy. >> reporter: ronika slatator hh greg's the cellular connection, advises buyers to consider comfort first. >> it's going to be on your ear and can be imitating. >> reporter: mid- to high-end
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devices offer more custom fits. charge time and sound quality come next said this shack in heckerson. >> how long is your commute, you know, how long will you be using the phone and we have tied it in to the customer needs and to link up and find the right product. >> reporter: premium models have stereo and noise and echo cancellation. prices range from 40 to $140 and on top is the in-car installation. >> when ready. turn the car on. automatically pops up on the screen and you hear the phone is connected and it works. >> reporter: tim thomas, the fireless doctor, said options range from a touch pad and standa lone feature. >> older folks like it. >> to full stereo and ipod integration. and priced between 250 and 500 tops could be a drawback. they forget to charge the
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earpiece and that is not on their minds. >> reporter: the time to choose yes or no is long gone. now you can choose how to comply with it. there is another law taking effect on maryland's roads tomorrow. from now on, you will have on move over if you see an emergency vehicle with the lights flash ago the side of the road. it requires you to move so there is a clear lane between you and the emergency vehicle. that is not possible, you have to slow down and they're keeping emergency workers safe. governor martin o'malley is getting a boost from a typically conservative politician. michael bloomberg endorsed him and they made the announcement together this afternoon mayor bloomberg used to be a republican before running for office as an independent and meantime, former new york mayor giuliani endorsed robert ehrlich today. remember the mexican reporter who called out the new york jets? >> question is, is she ready
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for this? we're talking playboy. surprised? i'm not. tmz is working this one live in l.a. and one man at the head of the heart transplant list and going through life feeling better already. an incredible story and don't miss the new technology keeping him going now. that's next. 
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my dad is the supervisor of a train station and my mom's a teacher. my dad's an auto technician. my mom's a receptionist. i'm not sure i would have been able to afford college without the tuition freeze. while tuition in other states is rising out of reach... governor o'malley made the tough choice to freeze tuition. he made my dream of going to college into a reality. i'm the first in my family to go to college. my brother and i never would have been able to afford college. even though times were tough... governor o'malley kept his promise.
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there's never a doubt... there's never a doubt whose side he's on. martin o'malley... moving maryland forward. >> there is a man walking around without his own heart. he is alive now, thanks to an artificial heart. the doctors said he faced imminent death unless he agreed to undergo surgery to replace the family heart. on september 15th, the surgeons replaced his heart with thesea cardia total artificial heart. right now, a 400-pound machine is powering that. when he's released, a 14-pound backpack will do the job.
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>> the reason why you see me here on this device is i am not done doing what the lord has planned for me to do. i'm not done doing the things i want to do. >> troy is on the top of the heart transplant list and doctors say he could live for years with that artificial heart. we don't have to tell you wet weather across the d.c. region and this is not done with us yet. >> and -- are you pulling out all the -- tonight? and going over the latest models and putting the finishing touches on the five- day forecast. all ahead. g ol
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer
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funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. >> the "american idol" judges are wrapped up in new jersey and heading for the next stop in milwaukee this weekend and steven tyler and j-lo are now
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toot show and how do the contestants think of the changes? >> who is singing first? >> welcome. >> randy jackson is moving up on "american idol" into simon cowell's old seat but he's no simon. >> it happened that way and looked at him and he's like i will sit here. you become cowell. cowell is a dog, you know, he's still my boy. >> reporter: after their first round of auditions, the new judges are getting in their groove. >> i don't want to let anyone who is really great go through because they nervous and not get to see what they could have been. >> and i'm not sure they can get how long it's taken me to being isful. >> whatever you do, make it hot. >> reporter: with randy taking the lead as general, he's calling this season the remix. it's keeping contestants guessing. >> great. >> and that is that one judge giving everyone a problem. it's confusing who is going to be the judge and may be it will
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be steven tyler or randy. jennifer's too, too nice. >> i think niceness is never a bad thing and i, it it's great there is going to be more nice. >> reporter: how season 10 plays out, no one knows. >> the chemistry is fantastic between them. >> reporter: travis orlando, the day's final performer, was the last to find out. >> i'll wait as long as it takes to see the judges and that is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. >> reporter: the judge's impressions of the jersey city auditions? >> they were on fire and spunky and crazy and over-the-top. >> reporter: very east coast, jennifer lopez chimed in, coming from the native new yorker. you hope that is a good thing. sherry lee, fox 5 news. back to the wet weather we're experiencing all over the region and viewers sending in their weather photos.
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picture showing how much trouble the weather is caution. look at the backyard filling up with water and there is a person standing out there and i can't really see the person and the person said the house is at the bottom of the hit and -- hill and heading to deal, maryland, now n anne arundel county and you can see this person standing in the yard ankle deep in the water there and the picture came in a few hours ago and this picture of water creeping higher in park hill, maryland, in washington county and we invite you to send us your weather photos g to and click on my weather photo for instructions and that is a great way to get a good visual. >> we have the numbers to show radar and to see the pictures, as we absorb how big this is. >> yeah. >> and that -- thought it would
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be in the shenandoah valley and sees -- seems like it's coming up. >> if you recall last night and you may not, i was busy last night. we knew there was request going to be a heavy ban that would be in motion and start west and moving to the 95 corridor. i was alarmed at the the guidance. this is keeping going over the same areas and that is what happened and maybe farther west, along the west side of the bay and when we're done, there are going to be one-foot rain totals and let me give you an idea here. the drier skies in washington and september mary's county already, 9 inches of rain. down to annapolis, lake riviera, 8.22. calvert county, 5 to 6, where the rest of us have not seen quite the enormous rain totals and more rain is coming. we have the low clouds over d.c. and get outside and experience it, though.
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the clouds are going fast and it's incredibly humid. this is tropical air. this is how the planet takes care of itself and this is how the caribbean cools off. this is a transfer of energy going on and this is in our area. some was created in the caribbean and we have some spinning going on here and the yellow ones mean the storms are rotating high and wouldn't so -- to see where we fear. the lines of showers are moving straight to the north from south to north and they were severe and could have gusty winds in them and here week again and this isum the bay once more. that is go -- this is up the bay once more and do what you need to do to take care of your property and get stuff out of the basement, protect the important papers. more heavy rain is coming for
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you and this is nots a wide blanket of rain but a conveyer belt and we run it down farther to the south and tapping the tropics again. in wilmington, this is where we believe the end of it is. the end of the line is an area of low pressure that may, at one point, en tropical storm nicole. it's front loaded and that is not what we're concerned with. we're concerned with the huge amount of rain and that is what we have to get through the rest of the night and it's going to be another rainy night, heavier in some spots and east of town. an additional one to three inches is not out of the question and that will be heaviest near the bay and in particular o the west side of the bay. friday, we dry out and it's going to get cooler and it will be breezy on friday and cooler for the weekend into the 60s', although there could be a
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shower around here and there as colder air is coming in. we're watching the feeder ban coming up from what is left of our tropics and the problem is it's like training. like the cars bringing rain over the same areas that have received it and this is the railroad track and that is where we're going to see the big rain totals and a tornado walk until 7:00 and this is east is on the west side of the bay and flash flood warnings in effect for much of the region until 10:45 and all of these waters will run high and we'll get more on the news edge at 6 and talk about what you need to know with the five-day forecast and everyone needs to dry out, you need to be safe. if i ran through the flood safety, the most important thing is to not drive-thru a flooded area. avoid it tonight and if you do get trapped and your car is stalled, get out of the car. it's worth it.
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it will start floating in seconds. >> okay. >> five-day forecast, cooler weather coming and we need it. hollywood legend tony curtis died at the age of 85. he starred in one of the top comedies of all time, "some like it hot." playing a jazz musician dressing up as a woman to avoid gangsters. he was nominated for an oscar for his work in "the defiant ones." he had six which were, including actress jamie lee curtis. a now infamous international reporter, the woman who made headlines for calling out the jets, remember her? could be lining up a new gig. harvey levin has more. what do you know about this? >> reporter: she's the one who caused the story in the jets locker room and has been offered around six figures to pose for playboy and sadly for sports fans, this is not going to happen for two reasons.
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one, she's contractually bound and azteca would not allow it and number two, it's not something she wants to do, at least for the price. >> is she keeping a lower profile since all of this? she was tweeting for awhile and made a couple of stages. we haven't heard much from her lately. >> and i haven't either. the season is young, laura. >> that is wishful thinking. >> and too bad for all the men out there and i'm not surprised based on her reaction to what the new york jets were saying, so, there you go. harvey leaven, thank you very much. >> right, right. >> see you on tmz at 6:30. and on the news edge, severe weather pounding the region, flooding roads and leaving drivers stranded. we have crews across the area as another round of heavy rain heads our way. and all new on the edge, a big bank puts a freeze on foreclosures, why they'ring
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halted and if others are expected to follow suit. maryland's first casino is open and it's already crowded.   words alone aren't enough.
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my job is to listen to the needs and frustrations of the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel or restaurant workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. our job is to listen and find ways to help. that means working with communities. restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. and our efforts aren't coming at tax-payer expense. i know people are wondering-- now that the well is capped, is bp gonna meet its commitments? i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. i'm gonna be here until we make this right.
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an exciting discovery. 120trillion miles away. two astronomers, including one working here in the district, found a new earth leak planet and that is in what is called the goldilock zone, meaning the planet is far enough away from theed with redd dwarf star and scientists call it that because it's not too close or too far from the dwarf star. >> the truly exciting thing about this discovery is the star is so nearby and we found it quickly in the scheme of things and this is suggesting that habitable planets are
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common. >> and that astronomer works with the carnegie group of washington and it would take several generations for a spaceship to get there. thank you very much for joining us at 5 the news edge at 6 starts now. -- the news edge at 6 starts now. more heavy rain is coming our way. this could be a glimpse of what is to come and for the latest, begin with sue palka. talking about another one to three inches before this is citizen and know? -- said and done. -- done. >> reporter: the last think this we needed and started raining in northwest and have a skinny ban of showers and they're moving from south to north and around the region, again, not everyone is getting wet. there are going to be the

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